Spring (April 11 - May 29, 2013)

April 11 - May 29, 2013

Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W Belmont, Chicago

Enjoy refreshing expressions of the season of new life, hope and renewal at Spring, an art exhibit and multiarts show running April 11 - May 29, 2013 at Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W Belmont, Chicago IL 60657. Opening Reception is Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 7 - 10 PM. Closing Reception is Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 7 - 9 PM. Gallery hours are Mondays and Thursdays 1:30 - 6:30 PM, and by appointment. Admission is free to the exhibit and Opening and Closing Receptions. Workshops, performances and other events related to the theme of Spring will also be held as part of the show.For more information, please visit localhost/joomla

Tri Flower (c) Fred Casselman

Spring evokes the delightful freshness and beauty of the season. Poets, singers and sages of all times and cultures have celebrated the energy of this time of year: youthful, vital, joyous. Come enjoy uplifting, vibrant colors and images of healing, rejuvenation and new growth within nature and the self. Many genres of artwork will be represented, including painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media.

Artists featured in Spring:
Imagina  (c) Loretta Angelica

As Artist Karen Light says, "I have recently birthed into a new being and began seeing the world with new eyes; I created these paintings as part of my exploration.  There is fresh magic and wonder, color and layers. lightness and darkness.  It all folds and melds and crashes and explodes together.  It is spring outside.  It is spring within.  The growth is uncharted - a mysterious leap into places I have never been."

 Wake Up Call (c) Karen Light

Artist Wendy Allen says, "I was integrating dissociated aspects of my psyche that had hidden themselves due to childhood sexual abuse. As a very young child I had a rather large flower garden that was a magical escape for me. I knew that the flowers were beings who wanted to be in relationship me. Years later at a yoga retreat I spontaneously began doing a series of flower drawings and found they pleased some younger inner aspect of myself. I discovered that lines of communication to my inner child opened through my interactions with the flowers beings.
Opening to the Pansy Spirits (c) Wendy Allen
"As I painted and quilted these beings, a split off aspect of myself returned to my conscious awareness. I am in deep gratitude to the flower beings, and particularly the Pansies (and violets), for facilitating her return."
"Vitality of Friendship was inspired by my childhood friend," says Artist Rachel Jacobson. "The healing force and bond that women share with loving friends is beautifully ethereal.  Just as with the ever changing seasons, the connection and spiritual bond between friends is continuously evolving."

The mission of Life Force Arts Foundation (LFA) is to advance the field of spiritual art through artistically excellent exhibits, events and publications that explore the connection of art and spirituality. We define spiritual art as visual, literary or performing art that flows from spiritual practice, strives to connect the audience with Spirit, and creates spiritual awakening, healing, or evolution. We focus on the arts as a common ground of human expression, where artists and audiences of diverse spiritual traditions can honor each other, and share their personal and collective experiences of the spiritual aspect of life.
Vitality of Friendship (c) Rachel Jacobson 
LFA's goals are to develop spiritual artists, the spiritual arts audience, and the spiritual arts community. The Foundation operates Life Force Arts Center (LFAC), Chicago's spiritual art gallery and performance space, which presents visual art exhibits, dance, theater and music performances, author book signings and workshops with artists who are experts in spiritual artmaking. Visit LFA's blog, Pantheon.

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